From all aspects of college life, here are some of the best websites for college students:
Social Networking and Blogging
- facebook - A site that started just for college networking; many believe a facebook account is a must have for college students.
- LiveJournal - A social network revolved around journals and blogs.
- Xanga - Free blog host.
- Stu.dicio.us - Student organizer and social note taking tool where students can manage schedules, to-do lists, grades, notes and files.
- Gradefix - Homework task manager that organizes and prioritizes your assignments. The perfect app for the slacker or the scholar.
- MyNoteIt - An online note taking tool for students.
- Notecentric - Store and share notes online.
- Ratemyprofessors.com - Rate professors, and check out prospective ones.
- Pick-A-Prof - Check out a professor's ratings, reviews and grade histories.
- CollegeWikis - College specific wikis where users can ask questions and share answers with other students at their school.
- Box.net - Online file storage and sharing.
- MyDataBus - 5 GB of free storage for your photos, videos, music and other files. Also has facebook integration.
- Del.icio.us - Social Bookmarking: An easy way to bookmark your favorite sites online. In college you'll be using more than one computer, and this tool enables you to keep all your bookmarks in one place.
- flickr - Photo sharing and hosting.
- Fafsa - The way to getting college grants and loans.
- Fastweb - A great place to find college scholarships.
- Chegg - Buy/Sell textbooks. Also has cheap textbook rentals.
- CafeScribe - Download textbooks in digital form, making it alot cheaper than traditional textbooks.
- Other websites to Buy and Sell Textbooks.
Buying and Selling
- Dorm Item - College Classifieds search engine and RSS feeds.
- eBay - Huge online auction site. Great way to sell your stuff.
- Amazon - World's biggest online retailer. Another good place to buy your textbooks.
- Craigslist - Free online local classifieds with a huge user base.
College News, Tips and Advice
- CampusGrotto - A College Blog covering Top College News Stories.
- HackCollege - A life hacking site dedicated to college students.
- IvyGate Blog - An edgy Blog providing Ivy League news and gossip.
- Wikipedia - Online Encyclopedia. Its use as a cited source has been questioned as of late. However, Wikipedia is a good tool for looking up information fast.
- Yahoo! Answers - Find and share information by asking and answering questions.
- AnswerU - Similar to Yahoo Answers, but for College.
- Scholar.com - A social bookmark site for scholarly research and educational links.
- College Startup - Perfect site for the college entrepreneur out there.
- Dorm Room Biz - Gives ways and ideas on how to make money from your dorm room.
- College and Finance - Gives tips on juggling college finances.
Design and Fashion
- College Fashion - Gives tips and trends on fashion for students. Hey, we have to look the part, right?
- DormDelicious - Ideas and suggestions on dorm decor.
- College Humor - One of the most visited websites by College Students. Site includes videos, cute college girls, funny stories and pics.